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1-130-AspirinAbsorption-ModelingScenario

Author(s): Beulah Agyemang-Barimah, Theresa Laurent, Therese Shelton

Keywords: pharmacokinetics drug aspirin

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Abstract

Resource Image We model the amount of aspirin absorbed by the human body at a constant rate. This is a ``zero-order reaction'' in the language of pharmacokinetics -- the study of how drugs move in the body.

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Differential Equation Type
Qualitative Analysis
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Technology
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Pedagogical Approaches
Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability
Principles of How People Learn
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Description

This simple activity can be used to introduce differential equations and it can be used to introduce the study of drugs in the body to students who know some differential equations.

For a drug that is released into the body at a constant rate, would you expect the amount of drug in the body to increase, stay the same, or decrease with time, at least for a while? What value would you expect for the initial amount of drug in the body?

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Author(s): Beulah Agyemang-Barimah, Theresa Laurent, Therese Shelton

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